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MSNBC
Mar 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. president obama referenced a new "washington post" poll just out that has support for background checks at 91%. hardly anything gets 91%. apple pie is probably in the 80%s. to hold their representatives accountable. here's the president again today. >> how often do 90% of americans agree on everything? it never happens. many other reforms are supported by clear majorities of americans. and i ask every american to find out where your member of congress stands on these ideas. if they're not part of that 90% who agree that we should make it harder for a criminal or somebody with a severe mental illness to buy a gun, then you should ask them, why not? why are you part of the 10%? >> you know, neil, when we go through 9/11, say to myself, every time somebody said, how would this stop this from happening the first time? a lot of these guys were on the watch list. they didn't even enforce the law. when you think about the horror that happened to your family here, you lost your son, do you sense anything that would really work? >> it's not one change that's going to make a difference. it's seve
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 12:00am PDT
obama has found himself in a strange place. on tuesday he signed the continuing resolution bill, one that included the dreaded sequester cuts, as the "washington post" zachary writes, in so doing the president locked into place cuts that threaten to undermine his second term economic vision just four months after he won re-election. tomorrow, the president will be in florida pushing an idea while endorsed by people who actually understand economics remains horrifically unpopular with republicans, stimulus spending. >> this is a good opportunity for the president to illustrate the value in the short term and long term of the important infrastructure investments the president talked about quite some time. >> if stimulus spending in an era of historically low interest growth and rates may seem like a good idea, president obama seems to be suffering from a lack of confidence any of it will come to pass. the current offer on the white house website calls for $50 billion in stimulus, half the amount in the senate democrat's budget. that plan calls for $100 billion in stimulus amounting to
MSNBC
Apr 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
'm very hopeful that we can get this passed. >> dana milbank writes in "the washington post". obama on guns too little too late. on almost every topic from budget negotiations to national security, washington seems only to act these days in response to crisis if it acts at all. obama errored in trying to use newtown to build support for his positions on taxes and energy and immigration and he compounded the error by sending j joe biden to conduct a study. once the president took his foot off the accelerator no other action not even michael bloomberg's ad campaign to maintain the momentum. mark kelly has been, obviously, outspoken advocate on gun control legislation and he has been going around and buying guns and showing how long it takes to fill out a background check. i think it was like five minutes and 36 seconds, just if you care. if you can wait five minutes and 36 seconds for your gun. >> so i'm hearing behind the scenes there is still a deal that is being worked on universal background checks but yesterday it sound like it might be dead. >> they are still trying to figure ou
MSNBC
Apr 1, 2013 8:00am PDT
you. >>> the obama administration is looking for a replacement for fbi director robert muller and for the first time in our nation's history, one of the leading con senders a woman. the "washington post" says that president obama's top counterterrorism adviser, lisa monaco, is topping that list. monaco oversaw the national security division at the justice department before joining the white house. >>> so, hillary clinton back in the news because she will be hitting the speaking circuit this month, delivering her hadder first paid remarks since she stepped down as secretary of state. mrs. clinton tops democratic party and national surveys as a folks presidential contender come 2016, though she has not yet announced any formal decision. she is also one of the 125 women to make "newsweek's" latest women of impact issue. and joining me now to talk more about this is "newsweek" and daily beast editorial director, justine rosenthal. justine, great to have you here. obviously, this is a wonderful issue, inspiring issue for a lot of and he will it is tied to the fourth annual women in
Current
Mar 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
john. >> john: thank you. so president obama sounded rather frustrated this morning when he mentioned washington commentators who say the nation's moved on since the sandy hook massacre. and that the opportunity to enact any serious gun control legislation may have passed us by. a recent poll, sir, suggests those commentators may be right. do you think the political momentum has shifted already on gun control? >> well, actually, i share the president's frustration that nothing has yet happened on gun safety legislation moving its way through congress. i hope we have not missed that window of opportunity to bring gun safety legislation up before the congress to at least have a vote on these issues. that's what the president asked for in his state of the union message. that's what i have been calling on -- for and the violence task force has been calling for. i believe that the victims of sandy hook and so many victims of gun violence across this country deserve a vote in congress on this issue. >> john: sir how offensive is it to you when you hear nra officials using phrases like the c
CNN
Mar 31, 2013 3:00pm PDT
call it just semantics. >>> and president obama heads west to highlight that state's new gun control law, but back in washington, his own push is in political limbo. talk about it with maria cardona, hi, maria, and amy holmes. hi. haven't spoken to you in forever. >> such a plesh perp thank you for having me. >> amy is a news anchor. and a little background for both of you and our viewers pap few days ago president barack obama and-of-featured victims of gun vile, around sured them he hasn't forgotten about them. today on cnn's "state of the union" republican lindsey graham says the checks already in place aren't being enforced. >> before you'd expand a background check, there are 76,000 people last year failed a background check and less than 1% gauss prosecuted. there are 9,000 people in 2010 fail add background check who are felons on the run and none were prosecuted. before you extend back ground checks to include private individuals, let's put resources into the current system we have that's clearly broken. >> okay. so, listen, i'm not sure where we are on this, amy and maria, b
CNBC
Apr 3, 2013 7:00pm EDT
for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> the obama administration is pushing for banks to make home loans available to americans with weaker credit. cnbc's eamon javers joining us now with more of the details. eamon? >> good evening, brian. the "washington post" reported this story this morning. let me walk you through the details of what they say is a campaign by obama administration officials to push banks to loosen their lending standards when it comes to home mortgages. the "post" saying that the obama administration wants those banks to begin to lend again post-crisis. they say they've ratcheted the standards up too high and they want the banks to use those taxpayer-backed programs that enable them to do it and they're also urging the department of justice to reassure banks they won't be subject to prosecution or investigation if they move toward lending to people with lower credit scores. apparently, obama administration officials now feeling that some of the bank loan requirements of 20% down and near pristine credit scores are too high and that's hurting the housing recovery
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
the united states. "washington journal" is live with your calls and e-mails next. ♪ host: that line this morning, obama publishes planned to build roads and bridges. good morning and welcome to this edition of the "washington journal." today is saturday, march 30, 2013. peter baker writes -- useppa proposals to generate money construction projects. that is what we want to talk about the first 45 minutes paying to improve america's infrastructure. 585-3880. for democrats. call us ats can 202-585-3882. you can reach out was with social media. for twitter, @cspanwj. facebook.com/c-span. is in thise of what morning's new york times -- we want to show you a little bit about what the president had to say. first, we will take some calls regarding paying to improve america's infrastructure. the first call is from james in riverside, california. caller: good morning. about the you think president's planned? they are proposing a marriage of public and private investment to pay for construction projects. caller: it sounds like a beautiful place -- plan. i love the way obama is very articulate
MSNBC
Mar 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
headlines on this sunday. president obama spent easter morning at st. john's church in washington. he walked to sunday services from the white house with the first lady and their daughters. the president will head to denver this wednesday to push for stricter gun control laws. republican senators marco rubio and rand paul have already threatened to filibuster proposed legislation. mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords had a message. >> 94% of his constituents support a universal background check. for senator rand paul, it's about 83% in kentucky. they should listen to their constituents and certainly shouldn't be getting in the way of the process. >> and the deal on immigration reform. it appears closer than-of-business and labor workers came to an agreement. hoping legislation will be finalized this week. then head quickly to the floor for debate. an optimistic south carolina saturday lindsey graham on cnn this morning. >> exception the we have an agreement between business and labor, between ourselves. it has to be drafted. rolled out next week. yes, i believe it will
Current
Apr 2, 2013 5:00pm PDT
not reached washington yet. >> john: you look at what happened last week in this country with marriage equality. if the people lead, the leaders will follow. people were for it before barack obama came out for it as well. i want to ask you sam then you, colin how do you grade the president's speeches? we haven't heard specific critiques about the up-or-down vote he demanded in the state of the union ain't gonna happen. >> i'm not convinced it isn't going to happen. there will be a lot of amendments and there's a question as to what bill is going to make it to the floor. that seems to change on a daily basis. i think he's right to push this call for giving a vote because there's a lot of electeds who don't want to take the vote. they're worried about it. that means that if there is a vote, they'll feel a lot of pressure to vote in favor of some type of legislation. but -- so i think it is early to grade the president. i think in this instance, i don't think he's doing such a bad job. he's going out to connecticut. he's going out to the country. he's taking it to the people. and so i thi
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
'll do for the economy. >> president obama in miami talking about the private sector investing in infrastructure. joining me now to wrap up a very busy week. the "washington post" chris cillizza, my alter ego, and the "washington post's" nia-malika henderson. first to you, chris. >> i'm putting that on my twitter feed. andrea mitchell's alter ego. >> my best guy. first, this is the president trying to turn the conversation to private sector investment in miami. he is at the port of miami after a very busy week. he's talked about guns and immigration. his polling slightly down. is he getting the conversation where he wants it to be? >> well, look. this is your classic sort of bully pulpit. when the president goes anywhere and says anything, he will get more coverage than any other politician in the country. i'm not sure infrastructure will bump up into the guns conversation. he is going to denver next week to talk about guns. that will override. he talked about infrastructure and the state of union. andrea, he has all these balls up in the air. there's only so much he can catch.
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
obama couldn't get climate change through a democratic congress a few years ago. the regulations on climate change are coming. everyone in washington is gearing up for us. people in congress, lobbyists. there could be court challenges, basically couldn't get it done through congress. so he will do it administratively through regulation. bill: environmentalists love this. >> yeah. bill: this is what they believe will reduce smog all over america. >> that's correct. bill: politically though, does it sell? >> i think it will be very difficult and here's why, bill. because there is some democrats from red states, also from oil and gas states, mary landrieu who is up for re-election in 2014. mark begich from alaska will be outspoken on this. and there will be effort on any climate change regulations that republicans and democrats will team up and try to overturn these regulations. now, it could pass the house, probably not the senate. and obama would veto it, that will put pressure on the white house especially when the economy is so fragile. i think the obama administration is going
FOX News
Apr 4, 2013 3:00am PDT
-un, would be san diego, washington, d.c., hawaii, and austin. >> i'm confident president obama is taking a stand. he's our president. i'm confident that the american people will rally behind him. this is a point of unification. this is a defining point in america's history. people need to understand what the north korean threat is. it's perhaps the fifth largest force in the world. they have chemical, nuclear, biological, and nerve weapons. in the event of an attack on seoul, hundreds of thousands of people would die very, very quickly. we have moved missile systems to guam, the most important american base in the pacific. and so the white house is now looking at what they need to be doing, perhaps they've calculated or miscalculated in the past. but there needs to be an understanding on fox and every news network and every newspaper that this is an adversary, that these people want to kill americans. now, some would say, well, this is about money. this is about foreign aid. this is about propping them up. this is about giving them food and fuel. it may be in the end. but the united stat
Current
Apr 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
on this. there was a big "washington post" story a month or so ago about how he was going to be the democrat democrats savior. and i don't think obama has a history of putting himself out there in a consistent way for other candidates. >> bill: you are right. he does not. >> so i would say this is a nice down payment but i would watch very carefully for what his schedule right be in the future. >> bill: and he didn't say -- at the first event, i believe that part of this is getting nancy pelosi back in as speaker. i think he could like to see the house come back to democratic control in 2014. >> yeah, i don't think that's going to happen. but it could happen. i think a more intriguing question and one we're more likely to have to answer is what happens if the gap gets narrowed even further. if you have 10, 12 more -- what is the number they are going to hit? 18? >> bill: i don't know, but democrats picked up eight seats this time. and if it gets more narrow then you are saying maybe they are going to have to work together? >> yeah, figuring out what is goin
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
you turn it around like they're trying to blame us we the people. it's washington's problem that has taken our money and spent on something else. on paul ryan's budget you have talked a lot about paul ryan's budget now let's talk about president obama's budget that got voted down 99-0. let's talk about that. and on the constitution you guys the number one thing for this federal government to do is to protect this country and now they're talking about cutting defense. that's where we should be more powerful is right in our defense budget. thank you. guest: what would really be helpful to eliminate on the first point the relationship between the budget and social security. and you understand that cold. guest: right. guest: if you can explain it briefly. guest: social security was a separate trust fund not really part of the overall budget in the 1969. there was a commission lyndon johnson actually started the commission but the change was made during the nixon administration. social security is part of what's now known as the unified budget but it is still a separate trust fund. whenev
Current
Apr 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
made this point yesterday, because he was walking about washington gridlock the senate and the house obviously two different ball games. president obama said i would be dishonest if i isn't say it would be a whole lot easier to govern if nancy pelosi was speaker. we're not going to see anything get done. so he -- >> but we're also not going to see a republican row to the mid-turns like in 2010. the democrats are going to be in a very good place to take back the house. >> stephanie: yep. lee in missouri on this very same subject. hello, lee. >> hi, thank you for taking my call. >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: i am in missouri obviously not a great place if you are a democrat. land of jerry fallwell and the house of shame. but i am really really upset about the cpi. we don't need it and we -- the big three right now are the only ones that are standing strong and they are self-sufficient, everything else have been privatized and including -- i'm a teacher, so my retirement they are trying to put in what the police and firemen and the other employees are losing, be
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